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16 Apr 2013 11:25 in response to woodworm

Hello everyone,

I heard this quote while watching t.v. last night. It was given as advice to someone who was trying to make plans for their future.  It makes absolutely no sense to me whatsoever and when we heard it my wife and I looked at eachother with a perlexed look on our faces.  You never know though, it might make sense to someone but if it doesn't just do what I did and forget you ever heard it.

Put your right shoe on first, but first put your left foot in the bath!

If nothing else, just smile at the image of someone trying to put on a shoe while they have one foot in the bath.

Best to all.


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17 Apr 2013 11:04 in response to GARF

Hi Everyone,

This quotation is by Margaret Peters and reads:-

"Time has a wonderful way to show us what really matters".

Have a great day folks, Brian

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17 Apr 2013 14:10 in response to woodworm

This is such a fantastic thread.

I sat here through a difficult night of waiting and read it all!

It's very inspiational.

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19 Apr 2013 20:20 in response to TwilightZone

Hello everyone,

I found this quote this evening and I have to admit to being surprised at first by the person who said it, then after further thought I realised I shouldn't be so surprised as this person has always been someone to look on the bright side. At least that's the way she seems when interviewed.

"We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails!"          

                                                                                                Dolly Parton

Best wishes to all.


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25 Apr 2013 08:40 in response to GARF

Hi Folks,

Garth I like that one. Dolly is a really talented musician/songwriter. I saw a program on her and didn't realize how many instruments she plays.I realized I for one had underestimated her talents.

Today's quotation is attributed to Heather Pryor.

"A true friend reaches for your hand and touches your heart".

This is so true and applies to so many people on here.

Have a great day, Brian

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26 Apr 2013 07:52 in response to GARF

Morning  everyone,

Time for a humorous quote. My sister in Canada sent me this one, maybe she's trying to tell me something. I have no idea who wrote it so I will have to say It by our old friend anonymous.

"Don't laugh at your wife's choices, your one of them".

There's not much I can add to that without getting myself in big trouble so I will keep quiet.

Hope you all have a peaceful day, Brian

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26 Apr 2013 08:05 in response to woodworm


This raised a smile before I set off for the dentist! I wonder if 'anonymous' ever turned the quote around!!!  Don't laugh at your husband's choices, you are one of them - oh dear not sure I want to go there. Wishing you and all reading this a good day and weekend ahead.Jules

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27 Apr 2013 13:06 in response to jules54

Good afternoon everyone,

As soon as I saw this quote, I knew I had to share this with you all. It's by that Anonymous person again.

"The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement".

The times this has happened to me and I expect it has also happened to a lot of you too. The only thing is, some time ago I bought something to replace something I'd lost and the the wife told me I don't know why you bought this, as you already have two of them here in the cupboard. I got out of it by blaming her for hiding them away in the first place. Not that it got me anything except a black eye!!!!!!!!!!!

Take care and have a peaceful and carefree weekend, Brian

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28 Apr 2013 11:07 in response to jules54

Good morning folks,

Here is today's quotation. Its by Richard Evans.

"Its often in the darkest skies, that we see the brightest stars".

As I often do, I try to write about how I think these quotations apply to this site. I think this one applies due to the fact that a lot of people on here have said, when they have been diagnosed with cancer,and things are looking dark for them  help often comes from those whom they have least expected it to come from.

Hope you all have an enjoyable day, Brian

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29 Apr 2013 14:02 in response to jules54

Hi Everyone,

Here is today's quotation. It's yet another by my old friend Anonymous.

"A hug is worth a thousand words"

There are so many people on here sending hugs to one another, I though I just had to share this quote with you all.

Have a great week, Brian.

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2 May 2013 09:58 in response to jules54

Hi Everyone,

Here is today's quotation. It's yet another by my old friend Anonymous.

"Hugs are the universal medicine".

When you think about it, a hug is also universal greeting and brings comfort to a lot of people. It translates into all languages and religions and still comes out as a hug.

Wishing you a great day everyone, Brian

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3 May 2013 12:53 in response to jules54

Good afternoon everyone,

Today's quotation is one more by Anonymous.

"Middle age is when a narrow waist and a broad mind begin to change places".

These days I cant even find where my waist used to be!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Take care, everyone, Brian

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7 May 2013 10:06 in response to GARF

Good morning,

I hope where ever you are, the sun is shining and the birds are singing like they are here in Sunny Sussex. Today's quotation is a humorous one by Phyllis Diller.

"Maybe it's true life begins at fifty..............But everything else starts to wear out, fall out, or spread out",

I shall make no comment today on the grounds it might incriminate me.

Take care, and best wishes to you all, Brian

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14 May 2013 15:54 in response to jules54

Hi Everyone,

I have another quotation which I feel is very applicable to this forum. It's by Francesco Guicciardini.

"To give vent now and then to his feelings, whether of pleasure or discontent, is a great ease to a mans heart".

This site give us the ideal place to give vent to our feelings, for it's far better to rant or rage on here than it is to do it in front of our families. People on here do not judge us as they know all to well the mixture of emotions, pain, anger, disbelief, rage and even the odd moment of laughter we all feel when affected by cancer, either directly or indirectly.

Sending best wishes to you all, take care Brian.

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18 May 2013 20:59 in response to jules54

Hi Folks,

Here is today's quotation. It is unknown who wrote it.

"Don't let today's disappointments cast a shadow on tomorrows dreams"

Hope you all have  a peaceful weekend, Brian

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19 May 2013 17:52 in response to jules54

Hi everyone,

Time for another humorous quotation. This one is by Katheryn Carpenter.

"Don't get you knickers in a knot, nothing is solved and it make you walk funny".

I can relate to this one, don't get me wrong folks, I am most certainly not the sort of guy who wears women's underwear, honest. But this reminded me of when a few weeks ago, I broke a bone in my groin which was not only very painful, but it also made me waddle like a drunken duck for several weeks. The stick I took from friends and family alike will be hard to live down.

For all those on here who have cancer, or who have loved ones suffering, I hope you all have a peaceful and pain free week.

Sending best wishes and kind thoughts to you all, Brian

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22 May 2013 10:24 in response to jules54

Good morning all,

Here's the latest quotation. This one is by Michael LeBoeuf.

"Waste your money and you are only out of money, but waste your time and you've lost a part of your life".

One things that cancer shows us is that time is precious and that we should make the most of the time we have.

Best regards, Brian

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9 Jun 2013 22:11 in response to woodworm

Hi all,

Been reading through this thread and really enjoying some of the quotes - especially Einsteins! I wanted to add one that I read on the forum a month or so ago, that was posted by one of the moderators.  As soon as I read it, I thought of my husband:

¿The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.¿

Elizabeth Kubler Ross

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12 Jun 2013 06:50 in response to sofia

I just read through all 15 pages of this post, it took me a while to do so, but it really made me smile

I'm so happy that Sofia started this. I've been battling cancer for over a year now and it's nice to read positive, uplifting and even funny quotes (Some of the quotes Woodworm posted had me chuckling to myself!)

Although I am not on here as often as I would like to be, i always feel a lot better and more optimistic each time i do visit.

This post really cheered me up, i loved the quotes that were posted

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12 Jun 2013 08:52 in response to Mya1234

Hi Mya,

Good to see your name crop up again this morning and pleased you got a chuckle out of some of the quotes.  I do agree with you, just reading peoples postings on here always make me feel good, even though some stories do make me feel very sad. I think the reason is it's so nice to read the replies where people although suffering themselves, still go out of their way to help others. After hearing and reading so much bad news in the press ect, it's good to find so many people doing their best to help each other, it does redress the balance.

Please take care Mya. Sending best wishes your way, Brian

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14 Jun 2013 04:36 in response to sofia

A shout out to Sofia! I know that you are in bad place right now but everyone here on the forum adores and admires you for your strength, your indomitable character and your amazing ability to make the world a brighter place! You have brought so much hope, comfort and understanding to so many of us struggling through dark places and horrible times. You have helped me so much and you have always been there with a kind word and some inspirational advice whenever I have needed it. I am so very proud of you, my best portuguese friend!

I want you to remember that you are so deeply cared about and I am sure that there will be heaps of people here to echo my sentiments! We hope you are ok and want to let you know that we are here for you!

And to add to your amazing quotes:

"I learned there are troubles of more than one kind.

Some come from ahead, others come from behind.

But I've brought a big bat. I'm ready, you see.

Now my troubles are going to have trouble with me."

Dr. Seuss

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8 Jul 2013 12:27 in response to Mya1234

Good morning folks,

And what a beautiful morning it is too. I found this humorous quotation so thought I would share it with you all. It's by our old friend Anonymous yet again.

"Why do married men gain weight when bachelors don't? Bachelors go to the refrigerators, see nothing they want, then go to bed. Married guys go to bed, see nothing they want, then go to the refrigerator".

Hope my wife doesnt read this or will end up with a black eye or worse.

Have a great week everyone best wishes, Brian

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8 Jul 2013 14:27 in response to woodworm


Well done for resurecting amazing quotes.

The old ones are the best!!!!! lol.

Best wishes


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9 Jul 2013 07:16 in response to Annabel

Good morning everyone,

Yesterday I searched out several more quotations and came across this one which I would like to share with you all. This one reminds me of me and my family and yes, it's by our old friends Anonymous again.

"Families are like fudge- Mostly sweet with a few nuts"

As soon as I saw the bit about nut's, I knew I had to share this one with you as it describes me to a tee.

Hope your all enjoying the weather, please take care, Brian.

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9 Jul 2013 08:40 in response to woodworm

GREAT QUOTE BRIAN!!  and so true of most families I feel.  Have a great day (enjoy those nuts).  I have just had my portion of nuts (flaked almonds) on my cereal and will be visiting my Mum later.Jules xx

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10 Jul 2013 09:57 in response to jules54

Good morning all,

Here is a quotation for all of you lovely ladies on this great site. It's also written by anonymous.

"Sure god created man before woman. But then you always make a rough draft before the final masterpiece".

This is so true. Have a great day , Brian

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11 Jul 2013 08:02 in response to jules54

Hi everyone,

Here is the quotation for today. This one is so true and sound just like me and my wife.  And yes it's another by anonymous, how did you guess.

"Women always worry about the things men forget; men always worry about the things women remember".

My dear wife is always reminding me about things I have forgotten to do (Very often deliberately forgotten I might add, especially jobs I hate doing).  Whereas I forget, she always remembers and although it's handy at times, she always always remembers what I hoped she had had forgotten.

I wish you a a peacful day, and I hope my wife doesnt remember too many jobs I have to do today, Brian

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12 Jul 2013 08:28 in response to jules54

Hi folks,

This quotation is by Ralph Waldo Emerson and is so true as you will see if you read to the bottom of this page.

"The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn".

I read a lovely true story some years ago about this guy who many years ago was hiking through the Pyrenees area. It was coming on to dusk and he realized he had lost his way. Fortunately he came across an elderly shepherd and asked him for directions. He told him, he was way off his track and invited him to spend the night at his place. In  the morning as he was getting ready to leave he saw the shepherd counting out lots of acorns and putting them in his large pockets. Curious, he asked the shepherd the reason and he was told that the shepherd had set himself a task of planting a hundred acorns every day. He was shown the way to go but still kept in contact with him over the years. He was saddened to hear eventually the old man had died and that a forestry company wanted to cut down some of these oak trees trees the old man was responsible for growing. He was so incensed he went out there but luckily the trees were not big enough to harvest. But in honour of the old shepherds work, he raise so much fuss he was able to stop and future cutting of the trees. Apparently there are thousands of these trees due just to one mans efforts. It just goes to show what we can do if we are determined enough. Hope you enjoyed reading this true story as much as I did.

Have a great weekend everyone, Brian

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13 Jul 2013 08:26 in response to jules54

Good morning folks,

I have another quotation  written by Anonymous for you today.

"A racehorse is an animal that can take several thousand people for a ride at the same time".

I wish you all a great weekend, take care, Brian

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14 Jul 2013 08:33 in response to jules54

Hello everyone,

The other day I found a whole load of quotations and they were all by Anonymous. This is one I really like and is so applicable to this site.

"When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile".

When I read this quotation it made me stop and think. There have been times in my life when I have felt really down, like the times when over the years I lost my mother, grandmother and grandfather. But thinking back, I can remember all three of them telling me as they approached the end of their lives, bad things don't forever last but good things do. I didn't understand back then, but I guess what they meant was, the good memories I have of them are something time can never take away. I feel lucky and privileged to have had them in my life for they have helped shape the person I am today and have influenced the way I look at life.

Have a great day, take care everyone, an older but wiser Brian

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14 Jul 2013 11:00 in response to woodworm

Brian you have an amazing way of cheering people up ,thankyou for todays quote .....Susananne

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14 Jul 2013 17:15 in response to SUSANANNE

Hi Susanne,

I am pleased you liked today's quotation. Thank you for you kind words.


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15 Jul 2013 08:26 in response to SUSANANNE

Hi Everyone,

Hope you are all liking this spell of warm weather.

For today's quotation we are back to our old friend anonymous and is about grandparents.

"Grandparents are similar to a piece of string-handy to have around and easily wrapped around the the fingers of their grandchildren".

I know my three grandchildren know how easy it is to this to me and my wife. My granddaughter when she was about four years old once told me that granddads were made especially for telling their grandchildren stories. I feel so lucky as I have always had a special rapport with all three

Have a nice day, take care, Brian

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15 Jul 2013 09:55 in response to woodworm

Hi Brian, Thank you for that quote. As an expectant first time gran (this October) I like that one and shall remember It.


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16 Jul 2013 11:10 in response to Annabel

Hi Annabel,

Glad you liked that quotation.  I have another one about grandparents for you which is also written by Anonymous.

"A grandparent is old on the outside but young on the inside".

I don't like to think of myself as old on the outside but I suppose if I were looking at myself through my grandchildren's eyes, I would probably readily agree with this quotation. My youngest grandson is always taking the micky out of me because of my age and I suppose if I'm honest with you, I probably encourage him.

I do enjoy being a grandparent Annabel, and have so much fun with my three grandchildren. You have a lot to look forward too,

take care everyone, Brian.

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16 Jul 2013 17:38 in response to woodworm

Hi Brian, Thank you for that quote as well, (where do you get them all from?)

That expalins why I am sure I am not old enough to be a gran yet!!

I do have a lot to look forward to, I got excited for the first time the other day when my daughter told me it is a girl. I dare not get too excited until Charlotte is safely delivered!!! Thats the midwife side of me. Goes back to too much knowledge sometimes.!!!! he ho. !!!!!

I am sure there is fun ahead. Jules 54's daughter is due with her second about the same time.  I'll probably be asking her grandmotherly advice.LOL.

best wishes Brian,


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16 Jul 2013 18:41 in response to woodworm

Hello Brian I love todays quote, I became a granny for the first time when I was 40 I now have 8 grandchildren I was present at the birth of 2 what a privalige although not so when you see your daughter in pain but the pain is soon forgotton and you have a beautifull bundle of joy to spoil.And they keep us young dont they ....Thankyou Brian ...

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16 Jul 2013 19:55 in response to Annabel

Hi Annabel

Grandmotherly advice!!   So I read your daughter is expecting a girl (my daughter has second son on the way). Best advice I was given (by a friend) was to wait until asked and then apply 'motherly instincts'.  Worked for us but modern ideas sometimes work better!!  Best advice of all enjoy it  and the role of granny (my grandson has a special name for me which has stuck so far - not sure how long for once he is in full time school and he realises its different!!) means you can get away with a bit of spoiling (of daughter as well as grandchild!!).  I had a magnet from my daughter for a present which reads 'what happens at Grannys, stays at Grannys' (currently this seems to apply to the snakes and ladders and ginger biscuits).  Suspect the hot weather is not going down so well with them at present but the time soon goes.

Hope you and the family all keeping okay.  Best wishes Jules

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16 Jul 2013 21:54 in response to jules54

Hi Jules,

Thank you for the first bit of grandmotherly advice. You reaffirmed what I was thinking. Wait to be asked!!!. My role so far is to get myself on a train to London as soon as she thinks she is in labour and fill the freezer with lots of lovely meals.Well I should be able to manage that. I love the story of the magnet from your daughter. Hope I get one. I am looking forward to seeing my 2 children at the end of the month. They are coming up to see me without their other halfs so we can have time together(doesn't often happen). My son is absolutely over the moon with the idea of being an uncle. They are a very close brother and sister. I should imagine he will be no.1 babysitter as they live quite close.

Look forward to chatting in the future

Hope you and yours are keeping as well as can be

best wishes Annabel.

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17 Jul 2013 07:01 in response to Annabel

Hi Annabel

Forward planning always a help (and practical stuff like you cooking - GREAT).  As my daughter already has  a little boy she has a number of people on stand by to babysit (bearing in  mind my home situation cannot be 100% sure of being able to go 'on the hop' so to speak.  Her hubby has just started new job so does not qualify for paternity leave but will take a weeks holiday when the new baby arrives. I will then have a week off and my son's girlfriend will do that as well so all in all think we have school runs/company covered. Have to say first time round she was very tired (12 hr labour) and was very grateful for all the help even though she had good routine pretty quick.

Hubby has not been too bad this past week though the heat does not help with our sleep!!  I am up very early - around 5 so at least any housework is done in the coolest part of the day (washing already on the line and breakfast done and dusted so having a sit down prior to going into work.

Take care anmd can imagine you are really looking forward to that valuable family time at the month's end - not long to wait now.  We are looking forward to beginning of August when one of hubby's old workmates is getting married and we are going to the evening reception - always good to have things to look forward to!

Chat soon(maybe set up new thread in General discussions instead of hijacking Amazing quotes!!! Think Brian always has his head in books as I am sure he is never short of an idea or two - Is he really MR ANONYMOUS Jules xx

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17 Jul 2013 08:22 in response to Annabel

Hi Annabel, Jules and everyone,

There ia a site on the Internet where I get all these quotes from. I found a whole section devoted to quotes by Anonymous. Here is another one from the list

"We know we're getting old when the only thing we want for our birthday is not to be reminded of it".

Unfortunately the is no chance of that happening for me as each year both my wife and son seem to relish reminding me I am another year older. Each year my son always manages to find a birthday card that has something to do with how old I am. Dont know where he gets this from?  And now I even have the grandchildren joining in too.

Hope your all coping with this hot weather. Take care for today is supposed to be even hotter, Brian

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18 Jul 2013 18:05 in response to SUSANANNE

Hi Folks,

Sorry I'm a bit late with today's quotation and thank you Susanne for reminding me. Today's is by Mark Twain.

"Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been".

A smile costs absolutely nothing but I often smile at people in the street these days and most people respond likewise. I do however get the odd look every now and then. But in our modern life, so many people although surrounded by people when out in the street, often lead quite lonely lives at home and a smile can often brighten their day.

Please take care in the heat everyone, Brian

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18 Jul 2013 21:38 in response to woodworm

So many smiles Brian. !!!! Thank you.


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19 Jul 2013 07:36 in response to Annabel

Good morning folks,

Having not posted until late yesterday thought I had better get today's quotation on here early today. W are back with our old friend Anonymous once more.

"A candle loses none of it's light by lighting another candle".

As always, there are different ways of looking at and interpreting these quotes. I often try to think of ways these quotes relate to this site and the people on it. This is my own interpretation of todays quote. I think by passing on a few kind words to one another on here, our own inner flames do not dim but instead may even get brighter.

Here's hoping you all have a good restful and peaceful happy weekend, Brian

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19 Jul 2013 12:41 in response to Annabel

Hi  everyone,

I came across this quotation and knowing that both Annabel and Jules and about to be Grandparents later this year, thought I would like to share this quotation with them. It's back once more to Anonymous and reads:-

"Grandmas hold our tiny hands for just a short while but our hearts forever".

Hope you like this one, have a great weekend everyone, Brian

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19 Jul 2013 13:01 in response to woodworm

Thanks Brian. these quotes always brighten my day and make me smile.  Have just got in from seeing Mum (in a non-cummunicative mood today so bored her to tears with my family updates and then joined in with quiz time for a bit).  Then met hubby at the supermarket and marvelled at a 94yr old in front of us at the queue (very happy to let us know how old she was and kept apologising for how slow she was). Bless her she was so well organised and refused packing help - quite a character. When we got back to the car park two Dial-a-Ride buses were waiting and there she was chivvying the others along.  Hubby had to reverse out of the disabled area as they were blocking the forward exit!!

Naughty trolley had some choc ices drop out of the freezer - managed to get home before they melted so may be a treat for later.  Have a good weekend - stay cooljules xx.

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20 Jul 2013 10:02 in response to jules54

Hello everyone,

Today's quotation is more like a poem than a quote. The site where I get these quotations from have a whole section of quotes by Anonymous. Here is another one.

"If your alone, I'll be your shadow.

If you want to cry, I'll be your shoulder.

If you want a hug, I'll be your pillow.

If you need to be happy, I'll be your smile.

But anytime you need a friend, I'll just be me".

I love this quote.

I thought this applies so well to this great forum for all the thing above happen on here everyday.

Hope you all have a happy and peaceful weekend, best wishes, Brian

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20 Jul 2013 11:42 in response to woodworm

Just Beautiful.  Thanks again for rooting these lovely words out. Jules xx

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20 Jul 2013 13:27 in response to woodworm

Oh Brian ,tears wont stop ...

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20 Jul 2013 13:31 in response to SUSANANNE

Hi Susanne,

I am sorry, I didnt mean to make you cry. I have another great one sorted out for tommorow.